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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • History professor
  • History major, Railroad management technician
  • From Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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About Me

I generally like old stuff. That's why I study History and I participate in a historical streetcar association. Trains are another interest: I enjoy traveling on, operating, photographing, restoring and studying them. I also like teaching, so that's why I teach History and Introduction to Railroads at two universities in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. My love of History means my house is full of books and antiques, which is a drawback if you enjoy minimalist spaces.

I live in an apartment in a residential neighborhood close to downtown with my girlfriend of 9 years (that counts as a common-law marriage, in my opinion).

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

According to surfer friends, it's a great way to meet new people and have a roof over one's head for little money, which combines my love of people, safety and thrift.

Interests

  • cooking
  • flying
  • politics
  • art history
  • history
  • trains
  • economic history
  • streetcars
  • unhealthy cooking

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've done some mildly amazing things, but if I tell you here I won't have much left to talk about in person. Works best if you are easily amazed.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can show them around the city, pinpoint historically significant places, take them railfanning, take them for a ride on a historical streetcar, discuss politics, economy, transportation policy.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, England, France, Greece, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Spain, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina

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